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Teaching in Troubled Times

Like many of you, I've spent the better portion of this weekend following the news on the attacks in Paris. I've read article after article that provides any semblance of analysis as to the how and why attacks like these happen. I've also ensured to broaden my view to understand that the attacks that happened in Paris on Friday evening have taken place in other parts of the world with little to no media coverage. As I sift through this information and reflect on the state of our world I can't help to think about my students and what, as their social studies teacher, will I say to them tomorrow.

I can barely make sense of the state of our world myself, yet I know that it is my job to help the students I teach make sense of not only what happened in Paris, but to let them know that the innocent people of Paris are not the only civilians who face this type of violence on an all to frequent basis. Unfortunately, this is not the first time I've had to have this conversa…